NHS 24 MSK Help app

Get treatment and recovery advice through your tablet or smartphone

A musculoskeletal (MSK) disorder is any injury, disease or problem with your muscles, bones or joints.

Muscle and joint problems are the biggest cause of work absence and physical disability in the UK. In Scotland, over a million people spoke to their GP for a muscle or joint problem last year.

About this app

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The NHS 24 MSK Help app was developed with the help of Scottish patients, doctors, MSK therapists, pharmacists and employment services.

The information contained in this app is linked to muscle, bone and joint self-management information on NHS inform.


Getting quick access to good information can help you get back to normal quicker after a muscle, back and joint problem.

In this app you'll find:

  • advice on common muscle, back and joint problems
  • exercises and video clips to help you get moving safely
  • information for employees, managers and employers to help with work
  • reminders to do your exercises and/or attend any appointments
  • a log to keep a note of your progress

Get the app

The NHS 24 MSK app is available on Google Play and the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Accessibility statement

The accessibility statement explains how accessible the MSK Help app is.